by Kaiya Shunyata In the first few months of this year alone, Black films have made some significant strides. From Michael B. Jordan making his directorial debut with “Creed III” to A.V Rockwell’s tender and poignant “A Thousand and One” making noise at Sundance, 2023 is shaping to be a substantial year for Black cinema.
Andrey_Popov // Shutterstock Diabetes is a disease about which there are countless myths, misconceptions, and even moral judgments. Widespread cultural beliefs about who develops diabetes—as well as how and why—contribute to stigma and shame around the illness while obscuring its real, and very troubling, social determinants. To many, diabetes—particularly Type 2—is associated with bad decision-making:
Photo: milkos via 123RF Buying a home is an exciting but often daunting experience, especially for those with bad credit. Bad credit doesn’t mean you can’t buy a home, but it comes with additional challenges. Should you wait until your credit score improves? The right approach to making your dream of homeownership a reality is personal.
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The 15-year-old granddaughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is collaborating on a picture book tribute to the late civil rights leader and his wife, Coretta Scott King. Yolanda Renee King’s “We Dream a World,” with illustrations by award-winning artist Nicole Tadgell, will be published by
Morehouse College taps the University of Tennessee’s Derrick Brooms to lead its Black men’s research institute as executive director
By Black PR Wire (Black PR Wire)━Morehouse College has appointed Dr. Derrick Brooms as the new executive director of its Black Men’s Research Institute (BMRI) beginning August 1. An award-winning scholar, activist, educator, speaker, and writer, Brooms brings over two decades of higher education experience, where his education research primarily centers on Black men and
By Lango Deen, Blackengineer.com Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has announced the appointment of Tiffany Mfume as the new associate vice provost for student success and retention initiatives. Mfume recently served as associate vice president for student success and retention at Morgan State University. At Morgan State, Mfume led the university’s retention and graduation efforts, enhancing
By Ralph E. Moore JrSpecial to the AFRO Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye photo credit: courtesy of Spotify Photo courtesy of Unsplash / Adrien Olichon Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye photo credit: courtesy of Spotify Black entertainers may be varied in genre and style, but from Aretha Franklin to Marvin Gaye, many have a shared
By Special to the AFRO Washington D.C. will celebrate National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2023. It is important for residents who may have been affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) areas get tested at their local testing site. HIV, the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency
By Stacker Unemployment rates, while significantly lower than the alarming pandemic peak of 14.7 percent experienced in April 2020, remain a subject of concern, though experts’ views on a potential recession are mixed. The last economic recession—the Great Recession of 2007-2009—sent rates up to 10% as of October 2009. It was not until the spring
The HIV/AIDS epidemic spiked in the 1980s, resulting in the death of over 100,000 people from 1981 to 1990, making an irreversible mark on our world from a social, medical, and political perspective. Globally, over 38 million people live with HIV—two-thirds of whom are in Africa. In the U.S., about 1.2 million people live with